Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Studio Visit: Gregory Santos

                    Mr. Gregory Santos is all about The Big Apple

When I met the printmaker Gregory Santos we were both in graduate school at New York University in 2003, his studio was right across the hall from mine.  He is a fantastic human being with a frighteningly vast amount of knowledge in printmaking, as well as the art of bookbinding.   He lives in Manhattan, works at Columbia University I recently visited him at his newly obtained studio.

        Gregory Santos's studio space in the heart of Spanish Harlem

These prints are a welcome cure my color addiction

In his current body of work titled Movements, he reduces the complexity of human interactions to minimal, vibrant forms creating a narrative account of the natural situations that occur between us in our relationships.  His work is beginning to undergo a transition from paper mediums to wood panels. 

This is one of my favorites

Gregory patiently explaining the many layers involved in his printmaking process

In the near future he plans on exploring substantially larger scale formats for this series.  I cannot wait to see how he utilizes bigger spaces and I am excited to see how is work will continue to evolve.  Click here to view more of his work.

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